I'm taking a couple more days off from the blog. We're taking my younger daughter to her college orientation on Saturday, I'll probably get back to blogging by Sunday.
Only 549 days left!
Feel free to comment on this or any other recent posts here! Have a good Friday and Saturday!
Here are a few things I might be seeing during the next couple of days:
View of the Blue Mountains, not too far west of La Grande, Oregon. The first 30 minutes of the drive west from town on I-84 goes through pine and fir forests. Then the freeway descends 2,000 feet to the rolling hills of the agricultural and grassland area around Pendleton (home of the Pendleton Woolen Mills and the Pendleton Round-Up... yee haw!)
This Oregon Trail marker is out in the flatlands near Boardman, Oregon. This is what the scenery looks like about 45 miles further west along I-84 from Pendleton. Boardman, population about 2,500, is trying to get a NASCAR facility built near the town. How exciting!
About two hours more, west past Boardman, this is Vista House viewpoint above the Columbia River gorge. The viewpoint is about 30 miles east of Portland, Oregon. I-84 is visible in the lower center part of the picture. If we have some time, we might take old Highway 30 instead of the freeway, because the old route goes past numerous scenic waterfalls.
College orientation will take place here. P.S.U. (home of the Vikings) is basically in downtown Portland, kind of at the south edge of downtown. It's a comfortable campus, and it borders Portland's series of downtown "park blocks". Lots of nice old trees, and an occasional street crazy here and there!